In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

jescordwaineratgmail.com

Saturday, October 17, 2020

But, They Still Pay Attention

 During the 2016 election, the polls, pundits, media, and believers were steadfast in their belief Clinton was to be the next President. They were all proven wrong, even though the main-stream polls indicated they were right. 

This is happening again. The polls that receive inaccurate information, or use corrupt methods, are all over the lying media attempting to influence the voter. The polls can't be trusted, the media is mostly corrupt, and people still pay attention to the polls.  

Sunday, October 11, 2020

More Yucky Weather

 After Hurricane Delta passed yesterday, the skies became clear, the temperature pleasant, and the breeze allowed a comfortable afternoon in the shade. It was like an Autumn morning, but a little warmer. 

This morning is far different. It's foggy, the temperature is 75 degrees, and far from what I all pleasant. The forecast calls for a high around 90, which will be accented with high humidity. It's more like Summer, but there is a front on the way. Until then, the next two days will be hot, humid, and uncomfortable. 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Twice Times

 Hurricane Delta closely followed the path of Laura yesterday. Unlike Laura, there was more rain, and the tropical wind force area was larger. Those that didn't have any effect from Laura were in the rain bands and high winds. 

The time it arrived allowed more to see the fury of the storm during the day, which led to personal reports the storm was worse than Laura in my area. In my opinion it wasn't, and like all hurricanes, the damage is unique. The winds are never the same, and trees that survived Laura, might have caught the right gust to lose a large limb, or topple over. Seeing this damage as it happens, instead of just hearing it, leads to a totally different perspective of the storm. 

The folks in Louisiana are in for more visits with adjusters, long phone calls with insurance companies that don't want to pay, and wandering if their lives will ever be the same. They're tough people, and in most areas, not willing to let such things defeat them. They'll recover, and hopefully, this will be a hundred year hurricane event. If so, they can live their lives without ever dealing with another major hurricane. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Reverse Discrimination

 I've never liked the term "equal opportunity" since it indicates an attempt to punish what are considered privileged people because of their heritage. Regardless of their character, abilities, records or economic background, people with certain skin colors are pushed last in line, which in some situations, removes opportunities they may only have once in their lifetime. With government mandates, this discrimination is an unconscionable effort to punish people for no reason other than their skin color. 

Yale is learning of how their efforts can be expensive. It serves them right, and makes me wonder how an ivy league university can receive so much in federal funds, unless they're milking the equal opportunity windfalls. I also wonder how many opportunities were lost by people that were discriminated against because of the color of their skin. 

Such things remind me of my lost opportunities, when I wasn't allowed a chance due to the color of my skin. I even was told how I was considered a good prospect, only to be disappointed to find out I wouldn't ever have a chance, since I was white. 

Maybe things will eventually change, but I don't have much faith in our government. It's filled with unqualified people that only have a job because they were given special treatment. Their ignorance, and our acquiescence, have led to unacceptable levels of incompetence. 

It's The Dose

 If you look up the composition of safe drinking water, you find there is an acceptable level of cyanide. It won't hurt you, but drink a glass of it, and you won't last but a few minutes. Otherwise, it's the dose of the substance that makes the poison. 

The dose of poison politics has reached the point of severe harm. Democrat politicians - with the help of hired officials - have poisoned our system of government, and are publicly continuing their efforts. The subterfuge is now in the open, and criminal acts are ignored by those we trusted to protect us from criminals. Rights are ignored, businesses are closed by fiat demands, and all citizens are being herded like cattle. 

This will continue, until all rights are removed, or some powerful people are severely punished for their treason. Regardless of were this goes, there are millions that won't sit around and watch. It's the nature of a free citizenry to rebel against tyranny, and if they're armed, they'll reject it with force.